Dodd eyes gold return

Perth Glory forward, Travis Dodd, is disappointed he’ll miss this Sunday’s clash against his former club Adelaide United at Hindmarsh stadium because of injury.

Perth Glory forward, Travis Dodd, is disappointed he-ll miss this Sunday-s clash against his former club Adelaide United at Hindmarsh stadium because of injury.

Dodd, a former Reds captain, will miss his second game in a row due to a small abdominal tear.

“I was a little upset I guess, but we get to play them again in March so I-m making sure I-m ready for that one,“ Dodd said.

In fact, Dodd hopes to be fit for Perth Glory-s next home game, a Monday night special against Gold Coast United on February 6.

“It-s coming along really well. I had a week pretty much of rest doing bike rehab, but this week I-ve started running and it-s responding really well.

“So on track at this stage for the Gold Coast game.

“I-ll hopefully start training with the squad again after the Adelaide game, and looking at being available then.”

It-s been a frustrating run for the former Socceroo after a hamstring injury which also sidelined him for four games.

“It certainly is, especially when the team are playing so well at the moment.

“You look at the Melbourne Victory game sitting in the stands; it-s those types of games that you really want to be part of.”

Upset not to face John Kosmina-s resurgent side this weekend, Dodd has paid tribute to his former coach for reviving Adelaide-s fortunes.

“They-re off to a great start under Kossie, only losing one game since he-s been back, so they-ve certainly turned their form around.

“Our style of play and the way we-ve been going the last six or seven weeks has been great especially after last weekend-s result the confidence is high among the group.

“I-m sure we can go over there expecting to do well and pick up a result.”

Perth Glory currently are fifth on the ladder and only one point away from fourth position. After the Adelaide fixture, Perth Glory will have a five of the final eight games of the season at nib Stadium.

Adelaide United v Perth Glory Sunday, 29 January Hindmarsh Stadium Kick-off 2:00pm (AWST)